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LAUSD Innovation Office - Grants

Donors Choose: GET YOUR STUDENTS WHAT THEY NEED 

If you need technology, field trips, supplies, or anything you’ve been dreaming of for your students, then DonorsChoose can help! DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for the public to help teachers and students directly. Seventy percent (70%) of posted projects are successfully funded.

Adopt a Classroom

Adopt a Classroom allows teachers from all over the country to register their classrooms and receive classroom materials.  A registration link is provided for classroom teachers to register their classrooms and connect with donors who are interested adopting a classroom. (CLICK HERE)

Educators of America Technology Grant

Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need, but also teach them to use it in the most effective ways possible. If you are a teacher that is in need of an effective technological tool that will assist in bettering student achievement, not only in your classroom, but throughout your entire institution, take the time to fill out the grant application. Classroom technology grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and responses are given accordingly (January, April, July, October).

Application

Help Bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles in 2024

School communities can help the bid to bring the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles, while also making a difference in their communities, by joining the LA 2024 Volunteer Services Program.

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MY PROMISING PRACTICE

Do you have a promising practice? Is there something innovative that a teacher at your school is implementing? Is there a new energy and passion in a classroom that is engaging students? Well we would love to hear more about it. Please use this google form to submit a promising practice that we can highlight and incubate. My Promising Practice

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Scholar Dollars Grant Program

The ScholarShare Investment Board, which oversees California’s ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan, is launching the Scholar Dollars Grant Program to provide K-8 public and charter schools statewide with $300,000 to support programs and services that foster a rich college-going culture on their campuses, innovatively prepare students for success in higher education, and enhance extracurricular and enrichment activities. The program will award 20 grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000 to those schools that participate. To participate, schools must register on the program website, clearly describe the new or existing program(s) or service(s) they would like funded, and partner with ScholarShare to educate students and parents about the benefits of attending college and the importance of saving for future higher education expenses early. The schools that garner the greatest level of participation through online voting from their communities will be awarded a grant.

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Opportunities

Target Field Trip Grants (OCT 1)

Some of the best learning opportunities happen outside the classroom. We're bringing students once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences through field trips they'll never forget.

Background

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help them out, we launched Target field trip grants in 2007. Since then, we’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip.

Guidelines

As part of the program, Target stores award field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued at $700. We accept grant applications between noon CDT Aug. 1 and 11:59 p.m. CDT Oct. 1.

New Salary Point Class - Gradebook Features

Personalized Learning Systems (PLS) is pleased to announce the availability of "Introduction to the Gradebook Features of Schoology," a District-approved salary point class that will be available to LAUSD teachers beginning in May 2018.

Salary Point Class - Introduction to the Gradebook Features of Schoology

Personalized Learning Systems is pleased to announce the availability of a District-approved salary point class that will be available to LAUSD teachers beginning in May 2018.  “Introduction to the Gradebook Features of Schoology” will consist of five 3-hour sessions.  Participants will learn how to:

  • Navigate the Schoology platform
  • Set up an online gradebook
  • Create assignments, assessments, discussions, and rubrics and scales
  • Apply mastery grading concepts
  • Explore additional features of the gradebook

Teachers can register through MyPLN (Keyword: Gradebook Features). Participants must attend all sessions and complete all homework assignments to earn one salary point. No other compensation is available for this course.  A flyer with dates and more information is available at the PLS website: http://achieve.lausd.net/pls 

For more information, please contact Paulina Rock, Interim Director, by email at pls@lausd.net or by phone at (213) 241-3017.

Elementary Professional Development Calendar – Consolidated Scheduling Tool

Upcoming PD opportunities for elementary teachers and administrators have been consolidated in a calendar overview format.  The calendar is available at https://achieve.lausd.net/ela

You may also download individual flyers for each PD from the content area's web pages. Those web page links are also on calendar overview.  The following departments are represented:

  • LITERACY/ELA 
  • SCIENCE 
  • ELD-MMED 
  • DUAL/BILINGUAL
  • PE 
  • AEMP 
  • SOCIAL EMOTIONAL 
  • MASTERY LEARNING & GRADING

GRADE 4 & 5 TEACHERS - Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and LAUSD (A More Perfect Union Grant): United States History and Civics Professional Development Program - Grant Opportunity

This grant opportunity is open for all elementary schools to apply. The grant provides a professional development program for Grades 4 and 5 teachers.

The A More Perfect Union (AMPU) Grant will provide forty grade 4-5 teachers with deeper content knowledge of US History and additional instructional strategies to improve student literacy in order to better comprehend and respond to informational texts.  Participants will receive ongoing support and follow-up will be provided.  To apply, please click link below or go to https://goo.gl/forms/CDnvjYDtroNBwekg2.

For questions or additional information, please contact Nathan McAnish, ndm1486@lausd.net, 213-241-8221.

ELPAC Instructional Alignment Course II (1 Day PD)

How is your instruction connected to English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and English Language Development (ELD) Standards?

The Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department is offering a one-day professional development on the new ELPAC Assessment. This PD is focused on the Instructional Alignment to ELPAC for English Learners.

The Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department is offering a one-day professional development on the new ELPAC Assessment. This PD is focused on the Instructional Alignment to ELPAC for English Learners.

Participants will:

Deepen knowledge of CA ELD Standards

Align instruction in designated ELD with district resources

Practice Scoring using ELPAC Practice Assessments

 Teachers will be paid for 6 hours at training rate.

Participants may register on MyPLN (http://achieve.lausd.net/mypln)

Schoology Gradebook Training and Resources

LMS Trainings and Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Personalized Learning Systems (PLS) will be hosting several online and face-to-face professional learning opportunities for elementary educators who would like personalized support using the online gradebook and learning management system (LMS), Schoology. Flyers and registration details are available on the PLS website http://achieve.lausd.net/plstraining.

Learning Management System (LMS) Resources

  • Personalized Learning Systems (PLS) has a variety of resources available on the PLS website http://achieve.lausd.net/pls to provide teachers with immediate guidance and assistance relating to the LMS, Schoology. Resources include “how-to” videos, job aids, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other resources pertaining to the most popular features of the LMS.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and LAUSD (A More Perfect Union Grant): United States History and Civics Professional Development Program - Grant Opportunity

This grant opportunity is open for all elementary schools to apply. The grant provides a professional development program for Grades 4 and 5 teachers.

The A More Perfect Union (AMPU) Grant will provide forty grade 4-5 teachers with deeper content knowledge of US History and additional instructional strategies to improve student literacy in order to better comprehend and respond to informational texts.  Participants will receive ongoing support and follow-up will be provided.  To apply, please click link below or go to https://goo.gl/forms/CDnvjYDtroNBwekg2.

For questions or additional information, please contact Nathan McAnish, ndm1486@lausd.net, 213-241-8221.

ELPAC ELD ALIGNMENT

How is your instruction connected to English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) and English Language Development (ELD) Standards? ELPAC Instructional Alignment Course II (1 Day PD)

The Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department is offering a one-day professional development on the new ELPAC Assessment. This PD is focused on the Instructional Alignment to ELPAC for English Learners.

The Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department is offering a one-day professional development on the new ELPAC Assessment. This PD is focused on the Instructional Alignment to ELPAC for English Learners.

Participants will:

Deepen knowledge of CA ELD Standards

Align instruction in designated ELD with district resources

Practice Scoring using ELPAC Practice Assessments

Teachers will be paid for 6 hours at training rate.

Participants may register on MyPLN (http://achieve.lausd.net/mypln)

Instructional Technology Initiative Standards for Students - Professional Development Suite

These professional learning opportunities will focus on the integration of the ISTE Standards for Students by leveraging digital resources to empower 21st century learners.

Through this suite, learners will be exposed to collaborative digital resources such as social media sites, Google Apps for Education, and additional web-based tools. Each session will build on career and college readiness skills and learner agency based on the Instructional Technology Initiative Task Force Recommendations.

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My Math Online Modules

My Math support is available 24-7 through online modules for topics ranging from English learners to eAssessments.

To support elementary instruction in mathematics using the primary curriculum of My Math there are brief, 5–10 minutes each, dynamic modules available on nine topics: 

  1. Component Overview
  2. Intervention/Special Education
  3. Advanced/GATE
  4. Bilingual Spanish
  5. ELD Resources
  6. Assessment Opportunities and eAssessment: Classes
  7. Assignments
  8. Reports
  9. Test Generator

Go to: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/7028 
Scroll to: "My Math Professional Development Facilitated Modules 2015-2016"

For additional information call Katie McGrath, Director, or Lisa Ward, Coordinator, at (213) 241-5333.

Math LAUSD Online Videos & Courses

Elementary Math Lesson Videos – The full-length math classroom videos, including My Math, Engage NY and curriculum map resources, featured in the MyPLN online course, “Orchestrating a Common Core Math Classroom,” are now available online through the elementary math PD Website (click here).

Interactive Math Instruction Courses - Building a Common Core Math Classroom and Orchestrating a California Math Classroom are three hour courses. Sign up on MyPLN.

Contact: Lisa Ward, Coordinator, elizabeth.ward@lausd.net, (213) 241-5503

NGSS AND CCSS-MATH WEBINARS (FREE | ONLINE)

A series of webinars for NGSS or Common Core Math for updates and announcements, special speakers, PD, and more.  All at the comfort of your own computer.

NGSS Webinars:  http://lacoe.k12oms.org/1542-119013

CCSS-Math Webinars: http://lacoe.k12oms.org/1542-119045

2016-17 SALARY POINT CLASSES FOR SP. ED. AND GEN. ED. TEACHERS

Target Audience: These workshops are available for Special and General Education Teachers.

Please visit Learning Zone for class descriptions.
Compensation: There is no monetary compensation for salary point classes. Participants will be given a certificate of attendance.
Participants must stay for the entire duration of the class to receive a certificate for the workshop hours. Upon collecting 30 hours, participants can submit the certificates to the Salary Allocation Unit with a NA form to petition for one salary point. Please note that LAUSD

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